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Evening Box Score: Sox Eliminated

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Oct 7, 2008 3:25AM


The city of Chicago landed both of our teams in the postseason for the first time since the Teddy Roosevelt administration, and all we got was one stinkin' win before both teams' fortunes sunk quicker than Wall Street. On Monday night, the White Sox saw their season come to a close after losing to the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 at the Cell.

Only two batters into the game, B.J. Upton homered off Gavin Floyd. He did so again in the third. This from a guy who'd only hit nine all season. The Rays added two more runs in the fourth before a Paul Konerko shot in the bottom of the inning put the Sox on the board. Jermaine Dye crushed a ball over the left field wall in the sixth, but that was all the scoring the Sox could muster.

Tampa Bay moves on to face Boston. And Chicago can collectively begin looking toward Spring Training in February.

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast